This weekend I spend most of my time writing lesson plans and completing coursework in preparation for the coming week. This week, while I am still three weeks away from taking over as lead teacher for a period of eight weeks, I will be teaching all day Tuesday and Wednesday. My mentor teacher offer up the opportunity and I would be a fool to turn it down. While I have taught large chunks of the day, I have never been lead teacher all day. It will be an experience!
Since my life seems to be of the all or non variety as of late, I was not surprised that both my supervisor and the principal wanted to schedule formal observations for this coming week as well. Oh, yeah.
And so this weekend I prepared.
I feel ready. I know there will be moments throughout the week, probably lots of them, where I will feel far from ready, but right now in this moment – I am ready.
when you have your weeks as lead teacher, you will learn more than all of your time spent in school. ) you’ll do great, beth
You are so right about that! In just those two days of being “in charge”, it was amazing how quickly I was able to wrap my head around the daily schedule and the all important transitions from activity to activity. It was fun (and a lot of work)!
Wishing you the best for both days!
Thank you! It was very tiring to be always “on” but it went very well.
Good luck!! Believe in yourself and know that while it probably won’t go perfectly, that doesn’t mean it won’t be wonderful!
I love the sentiment in your comment (even read it to my husband). I strive for perfection and tend to be self critical so it was nice to hear from you that not perfect can and does equal wonderful. It went wonderfully, not perfectly – and it was perfect all the same. 🙂
Good luck! You’ll do great! I still think that being a mom will and does help. 🙂
I agree – being a mom does bring with it a different perspective that helps me probably more than I realize. The days went well and make me feel more confident in my abilities to take over as lead teacher in just two short weeks.
I’m so glad to hear it went well. Good luck for two weeks time! 🙂
No worries- you can do it. You will gain more experience and confidence anyway and that is what you really cannot get from lectures and books! I wishy the best! Take care!
You are so very right. “Doing” instead of “reading and listening about” is where the true learning takes place. It was a wonderful experience that helped me get ready for the time when I take over as lead teacher.